Whaaaa....? All I took from that was that turning flat-earther will give me zapping superpowers. Of courserowan wrote: ↑Thu Jan 25, 20:27 2018Ohhh let's have some more math!

In terms of electric *field* the electric force is given by: F = q * E

Since also F = m * a for any object, we can write:

m * a = q * E

where m is the mass of our object (say, a person at 60 kg) and q is the person's charge. The Earth's charge is wrapped up into E. And we measure everything having an acceleration of 9.8 m/s^2 near the surface, so a constant acceleration. And E is constant. SO THEREFORE by this argument, aka that the acceleration we experience (what we call gravity) is cause instead by the electric force:

q / m = a / E = 9.8 m/s^2 / (150 volts/m)

[the units work out because volts contains other units, it's ok]

so q/m = 0.065333 Coulombs/kg or if you prefere their lower number for E, 0.098 Coulombs/kg

So this means two things:

1) every object with different mass has a different excess charge on it

2) those charges are HUGE. For a 60kg person, we're talking about 3.9 Coulombs -- FOUR TIMES the amount of charge discharged in a lightning strike.

Uh this kind of has Consequences, such as everyone would be zapping the shit out of everyone else in extremely deadly ways.

*you*can't zap anyone because you're a non-believer. See ya later, I'm off to lick some lead and get me some zapping powers.